Safe Haven Alternative Finish Celebration: GIVEAWAY!

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**

Now that the Safe Haven top is complete, and I have fabric set aside for binding, I am ready to find a new home for the rest.

Leave a comment by the end of the day on Saturday, July 17, 2021 to enter for a chance to win a COMPLETE PATTERN SET and ALL THE FABRIC YOU SEE HERE. It isn’t enough the make the quilt, I’m sure, but it is a good start. You could easily add other Thimbleberries or Repro fabrics to complete the project.

I will notify and mail the prize off to the lucky winner early next week.

Enjoy!

Safe Haven Alternative Finish: Top Complete

At last! The blocks sat for a year, more or less, before I came back to them and pushed towards a finish.

And I am pleased with it. Yes, the picture isn’t great due to size and adverse weather conditions, but you get the idea.

Final size is 84″ x 96″. A useful size and reasonable shape. It will be a while before it is a true finish. I need backing fabric and quilting and binding, but, this is a complete top and I am glad of it!

Safe Haven Alternative Finish: Step Three

I settled on 2-1/2″ sashing between the blocks.

It gives definition and makes it a little wider. Of course, it also made the quilt longer.

Now to settle on border options that add more width than length, lest the quilt become a scarf for a giant. Right now it is 70″ wide x 94″ long/tall. Hmm…

Safe Haven Alternative Finish: Step Two

Another tentative step forward on an alternate setting for the blocks I have finished for the Safe Haven quilt kit.

I decided to add 1-1/2″ strip around each block.

Each block gets a different color, one that is contained in the block but not dominate on the side.

All of them are finished and it is time to contemplate Step Three. I am going back and forth between 2-1/2″ sashing in the light tan color that serves as a background in several of the blocks, a 1-1/2″ sashing of the same, and just sewing them all together. Your thoughts?

Safe Haven Alternative Finish: Step One

The first step to help me along towards a finish of the Safe Haven quilt was to make all the blocks the same size. While 8 blocks in the original plan are 20″ x 20″, the other four are 18″ x 20″.

I added a 2-1/2″ strip of fabric that is in the block but not on the edge of the block to one side of each of those blocks. There is a lot of surplus fabric (Did the original owner get two sets of some blocks?) and that is really helping at this phase.

The next plan is to add a border to each block. I hope to have that Step Two update to share within a week.

What To Do?

Some time ago I was gifted a complete kit with pattern of the Safe Haven Quilt by Thimbleberries. It wasn’t exactly my typical style, but I thought it would do me good to use an actual pattern, different color scheme, larger size pieces and a little applique.

So I made the blocks. And enjoyed it.

But, then I really looked at the setting and discovered I didn’t like it. It isn’t so bad in the pattern, but I have seen pictures of finished quilts on beds, and it isn’t for me. At all. I am sure many people do like it very much. Maybe I have just gone as far out of my comfort zone as I can manage.

So, what to do?